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Where Are The Muslim Countries to Fight ISIS?

Updated on February 16, 2015

The reliance on American troops in the Middle East is like an addiction for the Arab countries. They buy billions in American aircraft and tanks for what? Just to showcase them in parades? Provide solace to its Muslim Islamic citizens? They are reluctant warriors even when the war and threat is at their borders, why? Is it because the enemy is from the same religion? Are they so afraid to take down their Muslim brothers who are extreme, fearing instability within their own kingdoms. Allah nor the Prophet Mohammed is going to save you when ISIS spreads its virus to the local population. Pray all you want, the prayers fall on deaf ears.

The Arab countries, except for a few, continue to want America to control the situation. ISIS and its affiliates are spreading, despite President Obama's airstrikes, which have only worked well in one set piece battle-Kobani. ISIS' members are now setting up shop in Libya with the recent beheading. Libya is a total mess and is an easy kill for them unless somebody does something. Other affiliates are Boko Harem in Nigeria that has been attacking into Chad. They have taken over a large section of Nigeria that the army is powerless to retake.

Finally, Egypt, declared war on ISIS and attacked ISIS in Libya. Jordan has pounded ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Let's not forget the collapse of the US backed government in Yemen, now controlled by Iranian supported Houthi. Al-Qaeda is in Yemen also.

America in 1940 and much of 1941 said Hitler's conquest of France and much of Europe, North Africa was not America's war. America's interest in that war then was minimal, not their concern because it does impact us (Hitler did not have the capability to attack the US). It was not until Japan in Dec. 1941, conducted its daring attack on the US fleet in Hawaii that Americans realized that IT was their war! The undeclared against ISIS follows the same pattern even though al-Qaeda had their own Pearl Harbor in 2001. Despite the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, America leaders don't really believe the ISIS threat is that serious or a war America needs to deal with.

But like Hitler overrunning Europe from 1939-41, unless an equal powerful force arrives, ISIS will continue to gain territory. There must be troops on the ground is large numbers. Airpower alone failed in Vietnam and it is failing now. Egypt and Saudi Arabia are the two military forces in the area that are most potent, yet they remain idle. What is the problem? Egypt easily could handle the Libya area with them, ISIS is small there but growing.The Saudis could do more than take the West's money for oil. Why are none of their aircraft conducting bombing runs?

Perhaps the reason is fear. Unless Americans are included, the fear of local reprisals within their own countries are holding them back because of the fragile Islamic communities within the borders. The Arabs are simply gutless for the most part. Thus, by default, America must once again handle it but Obama has really fumbled it so far.


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    • perrya profile image

      perrya 2 years ago

      You make a few valid points, granted, thanks

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      Justin Earick 2 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      What threat? They've beheaded two Americans. Two! And here you are, cowering under your sheets at the scary Muslims. Chickenhawks are pitiful (not to mention nativist, xenophobic, and usually Islamophobic).

      I agree that Arab nations must do the fighting against ISIS themselves. But you are totally incorrect that they want us there. This entire situation is happening because they very much DON'T want us there. They want our money, our weapons, and our trade, but they want us to stay far away from their land and their human rights abuses. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey et al, don't want to fight bc they don't want to start civil wars in their own countries. But make no mistake, probably 99% of people killed by ISIS are Muslims. Not Christians, not Americans. Muslims.

      Besides, your entire premise is faulty. Haven't you learned yet that we can't kill our way to victory in the Middle East? We've killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, yet ISIS grows and grows. Every time we kill someone's cousin, we create 10 more ISIS recruits. What makes you think that it is even remotely possible to kill our way to victory? There was no al-Qaeda in Iraq before we went in and started murdering people. Have you been in a coma the past 13 years?

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      perrya 2 years ago

      You are funny to think there is no threat from ISIS. You sound like Obama. And yes, most Arab countries want us to do the fighting instead of providing their own men. That is fine, assuming we know what we are doing. Boko Harem or Haram do not have differing agendas from ISIS. Yes, there are Muslims under Islam that are citizens. So, you have no clue.

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      Justin Earick 2 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      Fear? Talk about projection... ISIS is NOT a threat to the US homeland. No more of a threat than any random lone-wolf attacker, at least. They haven't even threatened to come here, only throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

      Arab countries want us to control the situation? They want us to leave the Middle East altogether. They also want to sell us oil. And they do want us to keep giving them weapons (which they generally use to suppress their own people).

      Boko Haram? (You spelled it wrong, btw.) Are you seriously conflating Boko Haram and ISIS? They are completely different people with differing agendas, ideologies, and tactics. You are even dumber than Dubya, who ignored the difference between Sunni and Shia.

      Muslim Islamic citizens? What does that even mean? You obviously have no idea what you are talking about, you just want a holy war. Just like ISIS.